The Economy of La Ceiba

The nation has the second highest poverty rate in the Western Hemisphere just below Haiti. The average person makes $3000 a year. Honduras has a 28% unemployment rate. Pineapple is La Ceiba’s major export. Its largest producer is the Standard Fruit Company which is a subsidiary of the Dole Food Company. La Ceiba operates the second largest port in the country. The port handles pineapples, bananas, citrus fruits, coconuts, abacá fibre, fish, meat, coffee, and lumber.